Mike’s first novel The Zoo was published in 2009. His fiction has appeared in The Journal of Microliterature, Driftless Review, The Vagabond City Journal, The Uptown Observer and elsewhere. In addition to fiction he writes and plays music. Visit Mike online at www.mikepowernyc.com.
A man is arrested for kissing a cop. If he had known breaking the law was so
enjoyable he would have done it long ago.
This short story is a winner of the CoffeeHouse Fiction Award and is included in their 2009 Anthology available from Amazon.com.
Margarita Brown is a seven-year-old girl who wakes from a coma to find herself unable to speak or hear... until she visits the Bronx Zoo where the voice of a giraffe penetrates her silent world. Part contemporary literary novel and part supernatural fantasy, “The Zoo” is an exploration of a girl’s awakening to a world that is filled with both brutality and beauty.